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DATE OPPONENT W/L
3/24 Lady Tiger Classic A
3/27 Milton Quad A
3/31 Tipp Invite A
4/3 CHS Quad H
4/6 Miami East Inv. A
4/10 Ansonia Quad A
4/13 Graham Inv. A
4/17 County @ Tipp A
4/20 Edwin C Moses A
4/24 Vers. Invite A
4/26 CHS Quad H
4/27 Indian Twilight A
5/4 Cov Invite A
5/10 CCC League A
5/12 CCC League A
5/15 District A
5/19 District A
5/23 Regional A
5/25 Regional A
6/1 State Meet A
6/2 State Meet A
STATE TRACK COVERAGE
2018 State Track: Day 1...
2018 State Track: Day 2...
Jett Murphy at State...
2018 TRACK LINKS

2018 Track Previews...

Jett Murphy Commits...
Rayna Hornor Commits...

2018 LADY BUCC SENIORS: (L-R) - Danielle Alexander, Danielle Rose, Kelsey Dysinger, Rayna Horner, Breanna Kimmel, Victoria Lyle, Shae Robinson.
2018 COVINGTON TRACK PREVIEW...
With several athletes returning with state experience, the Covington boys and girls track teams look forward to another big season in 2018.

COVINGTON - The Covington boys and girls track programs have become accustom to qualifying several athletes to state track meet in Columbus.

And with a roster consisting of several state qualifiers and state placers, there are very high expectations for yet another great season in 2018.

The girls, who are coached once again by Dave Tobias, return seven girls with state experience - seniors Breanna Kimmel, Rayna Horner, Shae Robinson and Tori Lyle; juniors Lauren Christian and Paige Boehringer and sophomore Morgan Lowe.

Kimmel, who enters her senior season as a three-time state qualifier, looks to become Covington's first female athlete to qualify for state in four straight years and join two men, Kelly Deeter and Ryan Stover as four-time state qualifiers in track.

Horner is coming off of a 6th place finish at state in the 400 and teamed with Morgan Lowe, Paige Boehringer and Breanna Kimmel to place 7th in the 1,600 relay, while Lauren Christian finished 6th in the shot put.

Lyle and Robinson - both seniors - were on the 4x200 relay team at state as freshmen and look to return to Columbus in their senior campaigns. Robinson has missed the majority of the last two seasons with injuries.

Other returning letterwinners include seniors Danielle Alexander, Kelsey Dysinger, and Danielle Rose; juniors Lillian Hamilton, Ashlyn Plessinger and Leah Poling; and sophomores Morgan Kimmel and Maci White.

Covington is also looking to defend its Cross County Conference championship for the third straight year.

"Our goals include looking forward to defending the league title for a third year," Tobias said. "Along with going for another district title and qualifying 10-plus girls to the state meet."

The boys track team, who is coached by Kyle Moore, has several athletes returning with state experience in seniors Jett Murphy, Zach Parrett, Ethan Herron, Nathan Lyle and Cade Harshbarger, along with junior Gray Harshbarger.

Murphy returns as a two-time state placer in the pole vault as he finished 4th as a sophomore and 3rd last year as a junior. Coming off of a knee injury that forced him to sit out basketball season, Murphy looks to improve on his school record mark of 14' 10" and finish atop of the podium as a senior.

Harshbarger returns as a two-time state qualifier and a state placer as he finished 6th in the 110 meter hurdles a year ago, while Parrett is fresh off of an 8th place finish last year in the high jump.

Nathan Lyle and Gray Harshbarger also have state medals in their resumé as they were one-half on the Buccs' 4x400 meter relay team that finished 6th a year ago.

Other returning letter winners include senior Dylan Kelly; juniors Hunter Alexander, Tyler Fraley, Cayden Partin and Sam Pritchard; and sophomores Andrew Cates, Jesse Fisher, Cade Schmelzer and Alex Shaffer.

Plus, with a talented group of youngsters ready to push the upperclassmen, Covington is hoping to improve on its third place finishes in the league, district and regionals.

"After a bunch of big third places last year, we are trying to move into the top two in the big meets at the end of the year." Moore said. "We want to perform well at the league and district meets, and send enough athletes back to the state meet that we place highly at the regional meet again.

"Then we would like to put as many athletes on the podium at the state meet as possible, and since six of our returners have been there before, they know what it's like, and I know they want to make it back. We will have enough competition even just in the Cross County Conference (we were third at league and third at regionals behind Twin Valley South) that our guys will be pushed hard, and should hopefully get to the end of the season in great shape for a postseason run."

2018 GIRLS TRACK TEAM: Front Row (L-R) - Rayna Horner, Shae Robinson, Kelsey Dysinger, Victoria Lyle, Breanna Kimmel, Danielle Rose, Danielle Alexander. Second Row (L-R) - Tori Quinter, Morgan Kimmel, Leah Poling, Lauren Christian, Olivia Mohler, Ashlyn Plessinger, Paige Boehringer, Sydney Hogue. Top Row (L-R) - Maci White, Ellery Reck, Madison Jones, Morgan Lowe, Kayla Mitchell, Alyssa Kimmel, Sarah Barnhart, Katie Hembree.
2018 GIRLS TRACK ROSTER...
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Danielle Alexander
Senior
Kelsey Dysinger
Senior
Rayna Horner
Senior
Breanna Kimmel
Senior

Victoria Lyle
Senior
Shae Robinson
Senior
Danielle Rose
Senior
Paige Boehringer
Junior

Lauren Christian
Junior
Ashlyn Plessinger
Junior
Leah Poling
Junior
Sarah Barnhart
Sophomore

Morgan Kimmel
Sophomore
Morgan Lowe
Sophomore
Olivia Mohler
Sophomore
Maci White
Sophomore

Katie Hembree
Freshman
Sydney Hogue
Freshman
Madison Jones
Freshman
Alyssa Kimmel
Freshman

Kayla Mitchell
Freshman
Tori Quinter
Freshman
Ellery Reck
Freshman

2018 BOYS TRACK TEAM: Front Row (L-R) - Hunter Brumbaugh, Nathan Lyle, Dylan Kelly, Zach Parrett, Cade Harshbarger, Ty Freeman, Ethan Herron, Jett Murphy. Second Row (L-R) - Isaiah Curl, Logan Lowe, Bennett Wilborn, Taylen Viney, Devon Newhouse, Andrew Rose, Deacon Shields, Austin Flick, Alex Shaffer. Third Row (L-R) - Zane Barhorst, Ashby Rench, Nate Alexander, Dalton Weer, Josh Latimer, Kaden Presser, Duncan Cooper, Dylan Lucas, Warrick Reck, Grant Babylon. Top Row (L-R) - Fletcher Metz, Ian Benedict, Sam Pritchard, Tyler Fraley, Gray Harshbarger, Cade Schmelzer, Hunter Alexander, Andrew Cates, Joseph Franke.
2018 BOYS TRACK ROSTER...
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Cade Harshbarger
Senior
Dylan Kelly
Senior
Ethan Herron
Senior
Hunter Brumbaugh
Senior

Jett Murphy
Senior
Nathan Lyle
Senior
Ty Freeman
Senior
Zach Parrett
Senior

Ashby Rench
Junior
Gray Harshbarger
Junior
Hunter Alexander
Junior
Isaiah Curl
Junior

Sam Pritchard
Junior
Tyler Fraley
Junior
Ian Benedict
Junior
Andrew Cates
Sophomore

Austin Flick
Sophomore
Cade Schmelzer
Sophomore
Dalton Weer
Sophomore
Dylan Lucas
Sophomore

Fletcher Metz
Sophomore
Alex Shaffer
Sophomore
Joseph Franke
Sophomore
Josh Latimer
Sophomore

Kaden Presser
Sophomore
Nate Alexander
Sophomore
Taylen Viney
Sophomore
Warrick Reck
Sophomore

Zane Barhorst
Sophomore
Andrew Rose
Freshman
Bennett Wilborn
Freshman
Deacon Shields
Freshman

Devon Newhouse
Freshman
Duncan Cooper
Freshman
Grant Babylon
Freshman
Logan Lowe
Freshman